One thing I did not hear from anyone here is that in my opinion the two main reasons Chicago didn't get the olympics were:
Chicago is in the US, flying to the US and US immigration suck ass, especially now that they take fucking fingerprints and pictures from everyone, even from legal immigrants with greencards for whom they already have 10 pictures, an FBI background check, and 3 sets of 10 fingerprints. This is actually one of the same reasons why lost of conferences don't happen in the US anymore.
The US gathered enough world hatred in the last 8 years that no matter how hard Obama tried, there is no way people have forgotten all and forgiven yet.
So, in my book this has nothing to do with Chicago, it has all to do because they didn't want to force people to have to go to the US to see the olympics, and I can't blame them.|